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kathleen sebelius' department, and issa today demanded to know then why a parade of top officials from jay carney to sebelius and one of her top deputies have refused to turn over the real enrollment figures. >> marilyn told us she doesn't have numbers. i'm sorry, but if you spend $600 million on your signature legislation and you have internal numbers and you're not willing to give external numbers, what you're doing is the kind of propaganda that this administration has done since day one. >> presidents aides have pledged to start revealing numbers at the end of october. they say it will take a couple weeks to nail down the details. >> why don't you at least put out a reasonable preliminary number and show us some transparency. show thepublic where we are. >> we are going to give you a reasonable, accurate number, as we promised we would, on a monthly basis, consistent with the data released that you see for other programs. and the focus here -- you know, for understandable reasons, i guess, is on, you know, how low the number might be. >> carney said while republicans want to focus on t
secretary, kathleen sebelius is are up in the air. we look at how small businesses are up in arms. the solution working on, first, ed henry with the latest on a story that changes by the minute. ed? >> reporter: the president is saying sorry, even though white house aids said he never misspoke and the cancellation letters were the fault of the insurance industry. breaking tonight, an official revealed there are problems with the website that had not been previously revealed. trying to shift the focus to the economy at the port of new orleans, president obama could not help but note he is frustrated with healthcare.gov. >> nobody is more frustrated. i wanted to go in and fix it myself, but i don't write codes. >> reporter: he was not as light hearted in an interview with nbc news when he made it sound like a personal political crisis before catching himself. >> given that i have before burned with a website, more importantly, the american people have been burned. >> reporter: kathleen sebelius apologizing for a flawed website. she made a new pledge the administration will find a wa
tonight. mike emanuel looks at kathleen sebelius on capitol hill again today. carl cameron on how obama care impacted last night's elections and how the gop plans to capitalize on it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on that unexpected and pretty long meeting for this white house. hi, ed. >> reporter: good evening. a democratic source tells me tonight that some of the senators in this meeting with the president floated the idea of a delay of up to one year for enrollment in fines. the president did not agree to that. but i'm told these senators felt it was a constructive meeting. he listened. the big question now is, is there going to be a delay of a few months or something like that? president obama conferred late today with michael bennett just moments after they wrapped up a dramatic closed-door meeting with 15 senate democrats facing the voters in 2014 who are nervous that anger over obama care will knock them out of office. one democratic source familiar with the meeting told fox it was feisty because, quote, candidly, a lot of pent-up frustration among se
, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius seemed to blame contractors for the launch of a website that was not ready for primetime. >> i think the contractors gave us the green light and said as recently as the end of september when not only they were talking to us but talking to congress we are ready to go. >> reporter: but internal memos show project manager henry chow was having serious reservations back in july writing "i just need to feel more confident they're not going to crash the plane at take-off." the plane did crash. and thursday mr. obama seemed to take responsibility for it. >> there have been times where i thought we were kind of slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. right. it's on us. >> reporter: several state insurance commissioners have rejected the president's renewal proposal. and an insurance industry group is warning it could raise premiums, but some experts feel some insurance companies will grant the president's wish. >> they are in the business to make money on policies. and if the policies that they were selling that they've had to d
up the hyperbole of hc.gov not being effective. kathleen sebelius at a photo-op yesterday in miami. >> i think it's great. it's been a long time coming. >> it was temporarily down? >> it's okay. it will come back. it happens every day. >> today, the president awarded the medal of freedom to former president bill clinton, who recently urged mr. obama to fulfill his promise of letting people keep their health plan if they like it. >> i'm grateful, bill, as well, for the advice and koubl you've au offered me on and off the golf course. >> the president' poll numbers continue to be not so funny. the latest today from cbs news shows approval of the health care law has sunk to 31%. a drop of 12 points in one month. as for what should happen to the law, 43% say repeal it, while 48% say the law at least needs changes. the president, low, continues to resist legislative fixes meeting with insurance commissioners to try to convince him the approve his less far reaching move to allow people to keep their plan for a year. jason firmen defending the law by releasing a report showing it slowed t
, the possibility of more power for kathleen sebelius if the president doesn't nominate members or if congress clashes over their work. >> thank you. >>> today president obama went to a place that gets a lot of movie pitches to make an economic pitch. he told supporters one of holly weed's big studios is getting better. james rosen at the white house tells us the numbers show on both issues the public isn't buying it it. >> with less than a week to go before the relaunch of the obama care website, president obama toured dreamworks animation with a top campaign donor getting a firsthand look at how hollywood transforms the mundane into the magical. then mr. obama watched martin and jim parsons record dialogue. >> i have fixed my mistake. >> yes, but before that, you have made mistakes. >> getting his marks the president focused on economy touting rapid growth in the market share of smart phone systems and other advances but also acknowledging the many mistakes that created the rough debut of obama care. >> here in southern california and across this state, there are thousands of people every si
. >> that's it for the panel. stay tuned as kathleen sebelius makes another apology for that website failure. i put in the hours and built a strong reputation in the industry. i set goals and worked hard to meet them. i've made my success happen. so when it comes to my vestments, i'm supposed to just hand it over to a broker a back away? that's not gonna happen. avo: when you work with a schwab financial consultant, you'll get the guidance you need with the control you want. talk to us today. that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients... plus, there are no networks, and virtually no referrals needed. join the millions who have already enrolled in the onl
. kathleen sebelius and others were the officials briefed on the consulting firm's red flags. >> two weeks before she testified before this committee, secretary sebelius was present in a meeting where experts identified significant threats in risks launching the site on october 1st. >> and upton said that sebelius's up beat testimony in april did not match what was happening behind the scenes. >> our energy and resources are focused on getting it up and running and the contracts have been led and we are monitoring it every step of the way. >> sebelius said she thought it would work. >> we were hopeful that the testing that we did, and we did end to end testing would be sufficient and it clearly wasn't, and on balance made a decision to move ahead, you know, if i had known then when i know now, we would have made a different call. >> lawmakers said it's time for heads to roll. >> either way if the president did not know about this, this report said that the white house knew absolutely what was going on and they didn't tell the president. he should be firing these people today. >> at the whi
-- this rule change could be used to have new nominees confirmed if they decide kathleen sebelius and others should go jay carney pushed back. >> i have no personnel announcements to make. there are obviously a lot of positions that any president fills. and the fact of the matter is, the president's team twh it comes to the affordable care act is focused on fixing the problems that exist with the website. >> carl leafin, mark manchin and mark pryor voted to change the rules. >>> if it could be changed on judges or other nominees, this will be used, i fear, to change the rules in consideration of legislation. >> unlike leafin, 33 of the 55 democratic senators never served with their pert in the minority. jeff merkley was elected in 2008 and pushed for the nuclear option. >> this is terrific for the u.s. sn senate. it's done great disservice to the american people. >> one former senator predicts this would only make the atmosphere worse. >> the senate was designed to force people to work together, come up with consensus, democrats and republicans, liberals and conservatives. a lot of that has
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